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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:33 pm
by luckymucklebackit
That diagram may well be for a modern design of plate girder bridge but doubler plates have been applied to girders for as long as these bridges have been built, get yourself a copy of "Bridges for Modellers" by L.V. Wood, plenty of drawings in that book showing how doubler plates were applied

Jim

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:37 pm
by Pete
doubler plates have been applied to girders for as long as these bridges have been built


I don't doubt it, I was just making an observation on the bridge design. I've lots of books on structural design (some over 100 years old now), I studied it for three years ;)

Pete

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:55 pm
by PinkNosedPenguin
That bridge looks excellent 8) it looks very natural which is especially impressive as it looks to be on an angle. As usual, your painting/weathering makes it look so real; well done!

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:09 pm
by TimberSurf
It's a shame no suppliers do a 20 thou by 2mm wide strip with rivets on, it would fly off the shelf!
Why don't you put the link to your video on here Paul?

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:48 pm
by carnehan
Thanks all for the kind comments.

LMB, the included diagram is a useful one and I’ll log it for future builds.

PNP, the bridge is sitting parallel to the walls but the line runs on a slight curve which means, if looking from above, there is a gap between the girders and the baseboard that will need a strip of plasticard to plug it before ballasting.

Timbersurf, I have come across a company that provides them in sheets that remove, I think, like decals but at nearly £20 a sheet I baulked at the idea.

As Timbersurf has also highlighted and for anyone who may be interested, I posted a build process of the girder sections on my YouTube channel that can be found through the following link.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K65ChEmqWIg

Paul

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:11 pm
by railwayjim
Not been on for a while, the girder bridge is a corker Paul, over now to
your you tube channel to check it out, coffee and biscuits at the ready :wink:

Jim.

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:18 pm
by Coopslner
Another great looking bridge, you certainly have the knack of the weathered stone. I look forward to seeing it bedded in to the embankment with scenics.

Cheers


Coops

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:25 pm
by Dad-1
A nice one Paul !!
I do like your structures, bit like that Jim,
you have a great eye for colour (dirty) colour !!

Geoff T.

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:30 pm
by carnehan
Hi Jim, no, I’ve been a little quiet of late on here. Still dropping in but haven’t been commenting. Hope the biscuits went down well.

Coops, you and me both. The work has started on this with plaster bandage. I ran out of the stuff though so more is on order. Once that’s complete, I’ll do the track ballasting for this area and I need to put a surface on the roads to and then it’ll be time to get the static grass out.

Thank you Geoff, quite happy to be compared to Jim when it comes to weathering.

Paul

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:44 pm
by manna
G'Day Gents

Excellent work, very natural.

manna

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:25 pm
by carnehan
Thanks Manna.

Paul

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:10 am
by Ex-Pat
Just got round to looking at your excellent girder construction video.

You mention rivet strips in it (and they are also mentioned on the previous page of this thread) - Slaters do a sheet of them (0431) at:

https://slatersplastikard.com/plastikard/embossed.php

I know I have one somewhere, and if I could only find it I would give you more info. about it!

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:18 pm
by Ex-Pat
Managed to find my rivet sheet, and as you will see it comes with a variety of rivet sizes and spacing - you just cut out your required length/width.

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"Mickey Mouse" caliper to indicate sizes!


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Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:35 pm
by manna
G'Day Gents

Now there's something I've never seen before, that may come in very handy in the future. Thanks

manna

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:50 pm
by carnehan
Thanks Ex-pat, I wasn’t even aware Slaters did it. I think I’ll order a sheet when I’m next getting brick card and at least it’ll be in stock for further metal making.

Paul